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What country Rome is in? • Italy • Point it on the map

Point to Rome in the map

• Two thousand years ago, Rome was the capital of the Roman Empire. • It started as a small city in Italy but later it conquered many countries in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa.

Julius Caesar

• He was a very famous emperor. • He is famous for his phrase Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw I conquered)That he used to describe a battle that his army won very quickly.

• When Romans conquered a country, they built many monuments and cities there.

They built roads so that their armies could move around quickly and aqueducts to bring water to the new cities. The Roman Empire lasted for more than 700 years. It ended in 476 AD after years of several attacks by enemy armies.